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Black Cinematheque Dallas screens true gems

Through film, conversation, music and food, Black Cinematheque Dallas tells the truth about love at the 10th annual Black Women's Film Festival. Ten films have been selected to tell the stories of black women and relationships as per this year's theme: Looking for Mr. Right or Mr. Right Now. The films vary in style and subject matter; Alma's Jazzy Marriage tells the story of Alma Foster, wife of jazz bassist George "Pops" Foster, and offers a woman's perspective on the rich history of American jazz masters from Harlem to San Francisco. The Oscar-nominated God Sleeps in Rwanda chronicles the fast-changing roles of African women charged with rebuilding a society that has been left almost 70 percent female by the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Other titles include Closure, Oxtails, A Spoonful of Sugar, Love and Diane, Troop 1500: Girl Scouts Behind Bars and more. In addition to the films and discussions that follow, the festival intends to honor Rosa Parks, Coretta Scott King and Dr. Endesha Ida Mae Holland. The 10th annual Black Women's Film Festival begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Erykah Badu's Black Forest Theater, 1920 MLK Blvd., and continues at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Emerald City Bar and Grill, 2532 MLK Blvd., and 7:30 p.m. March 24 at Magnolia Lounge in Fair Park. General admission is $5, with reservations available for a $12 to $15 luncheon at Emerald City Bar and Grill. Call 214-426-1683.
Fri., March 17, 7:30 p.m.

 
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